Hydrant Flushing

Moline Water Division personnel will begin hydrant flushing Monday morning May 3rd.  Hydrant flushing will occur between 3AM and 7PM on weekdays and the program will last for about four weeks.  An approximate schedule can be found here

Water Division personnel will verify proper operation of more than 2,500 fire hydrants located throughout Moline, during the flushing operation. The systematic nature of this operation also serves to remove deposits and sediment that can accrue in the water mains. 

Customers may experience some discoloration or cloudiness in their water for a short time following hydrant flushing in their area.   Generally, this will clear up by running some water from a cold water tap for a few minutes.  Although, the water is still considered safe to use during this time, customers should refrain from doing laundry while flushing is being conducted in their area.  

Questions concerning the flushing operation should be directed to the Water Plant at 524-2300.


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The Water Division provides continuous high quality, economical water, and services to the citizens of Moline. Using the Mississippi River as our source, we treat, pump, and meter water to over 17,000 homes and businesses. We are responsible for the operation, maintenance, and upgrade of the city’s extensive water supply system. Moline’s drinking water supply system must function reliably on a 24/7 basis to protect the public health and support our standard of living and local economy, as our community requires more than 5 million gallons of water on an average day.

Public Water Supply System

Moline’s public water supply system is operated as a public utility enterprise fund. No tax dollars, in any form, are used to fund Moline’s public water supply system. All funds, revenues and expenditures associated with its operation are segregated from other city finances. The current annual Water Division budget is about $8.8 million dollars. The revenue that supports this budget is derived solely from the fees charged for water and water-related services.

Detailed information regarding your City Utility Bill and payments can be found on the Water Service page.